I have noticed that some of the most biased individuals are the ones who don't actually know any one of the people they choose to "bash" with negative comments.
I have found those who think homosexuals are evil - generally don't know any. They rely upon information generated with the intent to spread negative things about the group that generally speaking are so untrue I rate them up there with Elvis sightings and conspiracy - No Elvis is not still alive nor an alien life form. He is dead.
So how many actually know atheists?
I'm constantly amazed at just how importnat religion is in america and how much power and influence it holds.
The nearest thing we have to god in the uk is football.
You would think the same thing during football season here - since even those who attend church will miss for that or will have ear phones in their ears during services.
I just think it is funny how some form beliefs on who to associate with and to trust - it seems juvenile. Some people don't even know the people their insisting are bad or untrustworthy - they just assume it because of a biases and some "evidence" produced by people just like them who also have nothing to do with the people they insult - it is silly and then undermines the group insisting it is truth because they become untrustworthy themselves because they offer opinion as fact and offer evidence that is not evidence. Know what I mean? ;-)